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Shirley F. Anderson

Shirley F. Anderson

October 6, 1931 — April 7, 2018
Service: April 11, 2018

Shirley Forman Anderson, age 86, of Newark, Delaware passed away on April 7, 2018. Born in Champaign/Urbana Illinois, on Oct. 6, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Don Brent and Eleanor Doud Forman. After graduating from P.S. Dupont High School in 1949, she entered the University of Delaware (Class of 1953). She then attended Goldey Beacom College on their work study program. For most of her working life, she was employed at the...

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James Atwood Eastburn, "Jim"

James Atwood Eastburn, "Jim"

February 8, 1930 — April 7, 2018
Service: April 14, 2018

James Atwood Eastburn, "Jim", age 88, of Elkton, MD passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hockessin, DE on February 8, 1930, Jim was the son of the late Oliver and Eva (Hanna) Eastburn. Jim was a commercial artist who owned and operated his family business, Eastburn Studio, Inc. with his wife, Rose. Although he was a talented artist and business owner, his passion in life was music. He had...

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Ambubhai  "Andy" Ganeshbhai Patel

Ambubhai "Andy" Ganeshbhai Patel

September 17, 1951 — April 7, 2018
Service: April 10, 2018

Ambubhai Ganeshbhai Patel, age 66, of North East, MD passed away April 7, 2018. He was born September 17, 1951 in Surat, India to the late Ganeshbhai D. and Gometben G. Patel. Ambubhai was a farmer in India. When he moved to the U.S.A., Ambubhai helped his family with their hotel business. He was also a firm believer in Hinduism and would pray daily. Ambubhai loved to meet people and especially loved to laugh. He enjoyed to read books and the...

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Cheryl June Smith

Cheryl June Smith

February 19, 1953 — April 7, 2018
Service: No Services

Cheryl June Smith, age 65, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully Saturday, April 7, 2018. Born February 19, 1953 in Wilmington, DE, Cheryl was the daughter of the late Royal E. Smith, Jr. and the late Shirley M. (Clark) Smith. Cheryl is survived by her two sisters: Kathleen Ruckman of Chestertown, MD and Bonnie Derbyshire of Wilmington, DE. Cheryl is also survived by six nephews: Robert, Stephen and Jonathan Ruckman and Kevin, Matthew and...

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David R. Hamilton

David R. Hamilton

July 25, 1936 — April 6, 2018
Service: April 13, 2018

David R. Hamilton, age 81 of Oxford, PA passed away on April 6, 2018. He was born on July 25, 1936 in West Grove, PA to the late Fred P. Hamilton and Evelyn (Keim) Hamilton. David was a talented carpenter and enjoyed wood working. In fact, he built his family's summer home in the mountains of Sullivan County, PA. He was an avid hunter and hunted mostly deer with his bow and rifle. David loved sports and played baseball for the majority of his...

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Salvatore "Sam" Piacentini

Salvatore "Sam" Piacentini

February 15, 1952 — April 4, 2018
Service: April 28, 2018

Salvatore "Sam" Michael Piacentini, age 66, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born on February 15, 1952 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Mario Piacentini and Theresa (Sanservero) Piacentini. Sam had a great passion for cars which extended throughout all aspects of his life. He worked as a car insurance adjuster for over 30 years, first for Continental and then for MetLife. Sam was a member of NHRA, the National Hot Rod Association,...

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Suzanne Marie Therres

Suzanne Marie Therres

April 1, 1963 — April 2, 2018
Service: April 7, 2018

Suzanne Marie Lankford Therres (known as "Shugie" by her family and friends), age 55, of Rising Sun, MD passed away suddenly on Monday, April 2, 2018. Born April 1, 1963 in Baltimore, MD, Suzanne was the daughter of Hazel "Leza" Lankford and the late Johnnie L. Lankford. Suzanne was a multifaceted individual who had a talent for learning many things. She was passionate about her horses and enjoyed riding them. She had a special place in her...

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Samantha Ann Ellsworth

Samantha Ann Ellsworth

December 27, 1969 — April 1, 2018
Service: No Services

Samantha "Sam" Ann Ellsworth, age 48, passed away Sunday, April 01, 2018. She was born on December 27, 1969 in Siler City, NC to the late Barry Junior Jernigan and Mary Jeanette (Langley) Jernigan. Sam had a great interest in the paranormal, reading and watching anything about the subject she could get a hold of. She also like to shop and take care of her home and dogs. Sam's greatest joy came in talking to her grandchildren at every...

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Jake Whetsell

Jake Whetsell

September 8, 1924 — March 30, 2018
Service: April 4, 2018

Jake Whetsell, age 93, of Hockessin, DE passed away Friday, March 30, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1924 in Charleston, SC to the late Henry Whetsell and Bertie (Pye) Whetsell. Jake earned a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel in Charleston, SC. He proudly serviced in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean War. Jake went on to work as a civil engineer for DuPont for many years, eventually retiring from Amoco...

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Mary Elizabeth Brown

Mary Elizabeth Brown

July 24, 1919 — March 29, 2018
Service: No Services

Mary Elizabeth Brown, age 98, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Born on July 24, 1919 in Nottingham, PA, Mary was the daughter of the late Lewis Job and Edna Elizabeth (Reisler) Brown. Mary worked for the Oxford Gas Company from 1942 to 1952 before she became a Secretary for Avon where she worked from 1952 until her retirement in 1981. She was an active member of ...

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